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Never Say Die

Title:Never Say Die
Author: Anthony Horowitz
Series: An Alex Rider Adventure
Recommended for: Grades 6-12
Pages: 349
Call Number/Link:  TEEN FICTION HOROWITZ, A. 
Synopsis: Following the events of Scorpia Rising, Alex relocates to San Francisco as he slowly recovers from the tragic death of his best friend and caregiver, Jack Starbright, at the hands of terrorists working for SCORPIA. With Jack gone, Alex feels lost and alone, but then, out of the blue, he receives a cryptic email–just three words long, but enough to make Alex believe that Jack may be alive. Armed with this shred of hope, Alex boards a flight bound for Egypt and embarks on a dubious quest to track Jack down.
Yet SCORPIA knows Alex’s weakness. And the question of whether Jack is alive soon takes a backseat to a chilling new terrorist plot–one that will play with Alex’s mind as he grasps the magnitude of what is at stake.
From Egypt to France to Wales, from luxury yachts to abandoned coal mines, Alex traverses a minefield of dangers and cryptic clues as he fights to discover the truth.

Comments: This book starts off six months after the book Scorpia Rising, which was supose to be the last book.  Horowitz did a great job, especially since the book is coming out six years later.  I was going to reread the series, but Horowitz gave enough details that I didn’t feel lost when things were referenced from another book(I still might reread, just because I enjoyed them). This is a fast pace, action filled adventure. Looking forward to seeing the next book in summer 2018.

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Posted by on October 31, 2017 in Adventure, Teen

 

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Crossing the Line

crossingthe lineTitle: Crossing the Line
Author: Meghan Rogers
Series: The Raven Files
Recommended for: 8th grade and up
Pages: 356 pages
Call Number/Link:  TEEN FICTION ROGERS, M 

Synopsis: Jocelyn Steely was kidnapped as a child and trained as a North Korean spy, but the tables turn when she becomes a double agent for the very American spy organization she has been sent to destroy.

I have read a decent amount of books that portray teens as spies and this is one of my favorites.  I feel that the danger level in this book is comparable to that of the Alex Rider series. Jocelyn has been trained for ten years to be a spy by the North Koreans.  The North Koreans use torture and keep her addicted to drugs to control her.  Through all of this Jocelyn stays strong and defiant looking for her chance to escape.  I highly recommend if you like spy thriller novels, like Alex Rider.

 
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Posted by on April 30, 2016 in Teen

 

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